How to apply for CAT 2020 and registrations to be started from August 07. 2020 and end on September 16: The Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode) will start the online application submission process of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 from August 5. The CAT 2020 Exam will be conducted on November 29.
All the interested, eligible candidates can apply through the prescribed format on or before September 16 on the website, iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2020 Important dates regarding the test, registration process and results are mentioned below.
The CAT 2020 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to flagship PGP 2020-22 and other programmes in 20 IIMs and other top-rated B schools like FMS, MDI, NITIE, SPJIMR, XLRI and among others.
IIM Kozhikode to conduct CAT 2020 on November 24: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode is all set to conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 on November 29 in various centres across the nation. The CAT is a pre-requisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. The last date for the candidates to apply for CAT 2020 is September 16
How to apply for CAT 2020: The CAT Chairperson from Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Kozhikode informed that the deadline has been extended till September 26. The candidates must possess Bachelor’s degree with at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent. The reserve category candidates – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) – need to hold a minimum of 45 per cent marks from the recognised university..
CAT 2020 exam date:
The CAT 2020 will be conducted on a single day (in two slots) on November 24. The CAT 2020 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to flagship PGP 2020-22 and other programmes in 20 IIMs and other top-rated B schools like FMS, MDI, NITIE, SPJIMR, XLRI and among others.
Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) shortlist candidates for the interview stage on the basis of their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). As per IIMs, performance in the CAT 2020 examinations is an important component in the admission process.
IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.
Note: For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.
Eligibility for CAT 2020:
The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PwD) categories, awarded by any university or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
Selection Procedure for CAT 2020:
The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) followed by Personal Interviews (PI) round.
CAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
The exam pattern is the same as that for CAT 2020. Sectional timing of 60 minutes, on-screen, calculator, non-MCQs from CAT 2020 are all present this year too. The examination will be conducted across 156 cities in India (last year it was conducted across 147 cities). The number of questions – overall and in the sections – has not been specified. With no significant changes in the test pattern
List of courses offered by IIM:
Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management
Post Graduate Programme in Management
Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management
Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets
CAT 2020 Important dates:
Registration for CAT: 07th August 2020 to 25th September 2020.
CAT Tutorial on www.iimcat.ac.in: From 18th October 2020
Admit Card Download Window: 29th October 2020 till the Exam Day
Test Date: 24th November 2020 (Sunday)
Release of Results: 2nd week of January 2020 (Tentative)
Website: CAT 2020
Payment of CAT Registration:
Rs. 950 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
Rs. 1900 for all other candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay the registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is an autonomous business school located in Calicut, Kerala. The institute, set up in 1996 by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, is one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management. It was the fifth IIM to be established.
Registration for CAT 2020
The CAT 2020 registration window opens on August 5, 2020, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. The details will be available in the registration guide.
At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four test cities, as per their preference, from a drop-down menu. After the last date of registration, candidates will be allotted one among the four preferred cities subject to availability. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted a nearby city. The candidates can download the admit cards from October 23, 2020, until November 24, 2020.